Gninenko Yu.I. 2020. [Xylechinus pilosus Ratzeburg 1837 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) – an important xylophage of Siberian fir] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.19. No.3: 131–133 [in Russian, with English summary].

All-Russian research Institute of forestry and forestry mechanization, Institutskaya Str. 15, Moscowskaya Obl., Pushkino 141200 Russia. E-mail:

ABSTRACT. Data on the harmfulness of the Xylechinus pilosus in coniferous forests are presented; feeding preferences of this xylophage and information on the centres of its mass reproduction are given. It is shown that the invasion of the Polygrahus proximus in the fir forests of Siberia can significantly transform the role of the X. pilosus and other xylophages associated with fir in the life of coniferous forests.

KEY WORDS: Xylechinus pilosus, fir woods, Siberia, Polygrahus proximus.

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